Canada’s best blogger is soon to be crowned–and generously rewarded. The BiLLe Lotto today begins accepting submissions for Best Blogger Canada, where Twitterers and bloggers compete for a €100,000.00 payroll, to be paid in 12 monthly installments. The job requires 20 hours per week of blogging, performed on the winner’s own schedule.
“It’s the biggest cash reward ever offered in a contest of this kind,” says The BiLLe’s social media strategist Felicia Dewar. “The payroll is one-third bigger than the previous record set by MTV, because ours is paid out in Euros.”
Bloggers enter by submitting a short introduction video, plus links to their blog and social media profiles until June 7. Judges make initial selections, and play-offs are conducted by Internet voting. The winner will be announced August 2. There is no cost to participate but contestants and voters must be at least 18 years old and a citizen or resident of Canada.
Subsequent editions of the contest will be held in other eligible countries, determined by the number of interested local bloggers and jurisdictional regulations, says Ms. Dewar. “We have players in 41 countries, and the current leaders after Canada are the UK, Poland and Germany. It will be exciting to see who is next.”
The contest began on May 16 with a Canada-wide “Twitter Party” co-hosted by a roster of popular bloggers including:
@BuzzBishop – Alberta
@thislilpiglet – Saskatchewan
@CasieStewart – Ontario
@dogpaddling – Ontario
@tjzmommy – Ontario
@CanadianDadBlog – Ontario
@simplystacienet – Nova Scotia
@candicewalsh – Newfoundland
The BiLLe Lotto Ltd. is a global online lottery with a maximum primary jackpot of one billion Euros and 42 secondary jackpots of up to 10 million Euros weekly. There are no duplicate number combinations and plays are sold online. The BiLLe is licensed in Antigua & Barbuda, one of the world’s most tightly regulated gaming jurisdictions and white-listed by the UK government. Weekly draws are audited by KPMG.
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